TyreSafe Issues Motorhome Tyre Safety Leaflet
TyreSafe has published a new leaflet providing essential information for owners of motorhomes. Topics covered include: fitting the right tyres; advice to prevent overloading; and tyre sidewall marking explanations. The leaflet also advises care should be taken when replacing tyres and recommends “changes in tyre size or type should not be undertaken without seeking advice from either the tyre supplier or the vehicle manufacturer. The consequences could have an effect on handling, safety and wheel arch clearances.”
The leaflet also goes on to warn that in certain European countries it is illegal to use replacement tyres which differ in certain respects from those fitted originally by the vehicle manufacturer. The leaflet also reinforces the importance of correct tyre pressures to ensure maximum tyre life, optimum fuel consumption and reduced CO2 emissions.
The TyreSafe “Motorhome Tyres and Your Safety” leaflet has been in association with the British Tyre Manufacturer’s Association, in conjunction with TyreSafe and is available to download from the TyreSafe website at http://www.tyresafe.org/tyre-safety/.